Nyx laid a golden egg and out of it would arise Eros, the god of love. One half of the shell rose into the air and became the sky and the other became the Earth. Eros named the sky Uranus and the Earth he named Gaia. Then Eros made them fall in love.
With Zeus being ruler of the gods, they began to furnish Gaia with life and Uranus with stars. Soon the Earth lacked only man and animals. Zeus summoned his sons Prometheus and Epimetheus, telling them to go to Earth and create men and animals and give them each a gift.
Prometheus formed men in the image of the gods and Epimetheus worked on the animals. As Epimetheus worked he gave each animal he created one of the gifts. After the brothers finished there work, Epimetheus shamefacedly informed prometheus that he had foolishly given man all the gifts.
Prometheus gave man fire, even though gods were the only ones meant to have access to it. the sun god came up the sun and prometheus left. When Zeus discovered Prometheus's deed he became furious and chained prometheus to a mountain for all eternitiy.
Hephaestus the god of fire, created Pandora. all the gods would then give her a gift. Zeus's present was curiosity and a box which he ordered her never to open. Then he presented her to Epimetheus as a wife. Pandora's life with Epimetheus was happy except for her intense longing to open the box. She was convinced that because the gods and goddesses had showered so many glorious gifts upon her that this one would also be wonderful.
One day when Epimetheus was gone she opened the box.Out of the box flew all of the horrors which plague the world today - pain, sickness, envy, greed. Upon hearing Pandora's screams Epimetheus rushed home and fastened the lid shut, but all of the evils had already escaped.Later that night they heard a voice coming from the box saying, "Let me out. I am hope." Pandora and Epimetheus released her and she flew out into the world to give hope to humankind.